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Our Mission

We connect generations to the wonders of Wisconsin's lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Field Trips

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Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund

The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund exists to ensure the future enjoyment of our state’s remarkable natural wonders. The Fund provides permanent support to care for our State Natural Areas, State Parks, State Wildlife Areas, and State Fisheries–the places that make Wisconsin special.

Your winter guide to Wisconsin’s State Natural Areas

By Lindsay Renick Mayer There are those of us who, with the advent of the winter solstice, dread the impending subzero temperatures and inevitable snowstorms, stockpiling hot chocolate and dragging the down comforters out of storage. And then there’s Wisconsin DNR State Natural Areas Program Conservation Biologist Thomas Meyer. “I have this clarity when I’m outside enjoying the winter landscape,” Thomas says. “When I’m out in the summer, there are 500 different shades of green, all these different colors of flowers. It’s so overwhelming that I become very focused only on the foreground. When I’m out in the wintertime, I
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Protecting Lands, Waters, & Wildlife

We Connect People to the Wonders of Wisconsin

Since 1986, our Foundation has worked provide sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and ecosystems, while helping citizens explore, care for, and protect our state’s natural resources.

With your help, we have provided more than $5.4 million to conservation efforts across Wisconsin.

We also created the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, which currently includes 62 funds and $3.6 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, programs, and species.

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